The Headlight hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Headlight appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Headlight has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Headlight
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:G,A,|B,4 A,4|(3G,B,D (3GBd g2 z2|(3cde (3ABc (3^FGA D2|(3cde (3ABc (3^FGA D2|
B,4 A,4|(3G,B,D (3GBd g2 z2|d^cde d<Aze|dcBA G2:|
|:F2|BABc dcB2|c=Bcd edc2|f=efg agf_e|dcBG _G2F2|
BABc dcB2|c=Bcd edc2|f=efg agf2|(3agf (3edc B2:|

Two comments

The Headlight

I like this tune very much. It is actually a clog dance rather than a hornpipe, but such a tune category doesn’t exist on The Session. I first discovered it in an old Scottish tune book, but I haven’t been able to discover for sure were this tune originates from.

According to the Fiddler’s Companion it’s American, but you can’t believe everything you read…